Excellentium Imperatorum Vitae.

  • Nepos, Cornelius
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: Excudebat Robertus Chapman et Alexander Duncan 1784


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12mo, pp. 183, [1]. Contemporary tree calf, spine divided by gilt rolls, red morocco label. Binding rubbed at extremities, front joint cracking, an old surface chip to lower part of spine. Ownership inscription of Neil Menzies dated 9th August 1790 to front pastedown, along with engraved bookplate showing the arms of the city of Edinburgh and above them the 20th-century booklabel of J.L. Weir, facing them the modern bookplate of Catherine Kinnear.


A rare Glasgow printing - ESTC locates just two copies in the UK, BL and NLS, plus two copies in the Book Club of California - understandably heavily influenced by the style of the Foulis Press, as the printers were former apprentices under Robert Foulis and served as the executors of Robert and Andrew's business in 1781.

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